Jenkins Administrator's Guide

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Jenkins Administrator's Guide

Jenkins Administrator's Guide


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 436

ISBN : 9781838828295

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Build and manage a production Jenkins instance, complete with CI/CD pipelines using GitHub and Docker Hub, Jenkins Configuration as Code, Shared Libraries, Script Security, and optimization guides

Key Features

  • Set up production-grade Jenkins and CI/CD pipelines with GitHub and Docker Hub integrations
  • Manage, protect, and upgrade a production Jenkins instance regardless of its size and the number of users
  • Scale a Jenkins instance using advanced optimization tips, tricks, and best practices

Book Description

Jenkins is a renowned name among build and release CI/CD DevOps engineers because of its usefulness in automating builds, releases, and even operations. Despite its capabilities and popularity, it's not easy to scale Jenkins in a production environment. Jenkins Administrator's Guide will not only teach you how to set up a production-grade Jenkins instance from scratch, but also cover management and scaling strategies.

This book will guide you through the steps for setting up a Jenkins instance on AWS and inside a corporate firewall, while discussing design choices and configuration options, such as TLS termination points and security policies. You’ll create CI/CD pipelines that are triggered through GitHub pull request events, and also understand the various Jenkinsfile syntax types to help you develop a build and release process unique to your requirements. For readers who are new to Amazon Web Services, the book has a dedicated chapter on AWS with screenshots. You’ll also get to grips with Jenkins Configuration as Code, disaster recovery, upgrading plans, removing bottlenecks, and more to help you manage and scale your Jenkins instance.

By the end of this book, you’ll not only have a production-grade Jenkins instance with CI/CD pipelines in place, but also knowledge of best practices by industry experts.

What you will learn

  • Set up a production-grade Jenkins instance on AWS and on-premises
  • Create continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines triggered by GitHub pull request events
  • Use Jenkins Configuration as Code to codify a Jenkins setup
  • Backup and restore configurations and plan for disaster recovery
  • Plan, communicate, execute, and roll back upgrade scenarios
  • Identify and remove common bottlenecks in scaling Jenkins
  • Use Shared Libraries to develop helper functions and create new DSLs

Who this book is for

This book is for both new Jenkins administrators and advanced users who want to optimize and scale Jenkins. Jenkins beginners can follow the step-by-step directions, while advanced readers can join in-depth discussions on Script Security, removing bottlenecks, and other interesting topics. Build and release CI/CD DevOps engineers of all levels will also find new and useful information to help them run a production-grade Jenkins instance following industry best practices.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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